Springbank / Claxtons

Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons) Review

Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons) Springbank, the distillery that seems to cause many whisky fans to get a little over excited, is one i enjoy but don't get too excited about. This dram of Springbank 22 was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.

I think i could pick this out as a Springbank from a sniff, although i also know how difficult blind tastings are, but this is certainly a dram that is very much familiar straight off the bat.

That typical sweet dirty oily note mixes with a juicy kiwi tropical fruity note, both on the nose and the palate, this is a very drinkable dram, but I really can't say it's any better than any other 22 year old dram so the value for money on this isn't great at almost £300 a bottle.

Grab this at specialists like Master of Malt.

Thanks to The Whisky Wire for including me in this tweet tasting.

Tasting Notes & Details


Think i could have picked this out blind, wood heavy, almost edging sawdusty, light engine oil/mechanics rag with a tropical fruit note, kiwi fruit especially, wet cardboard and light smouldering fire


And there it is a tang of engine oil, more of that kiwi fruit and wet cardboard, some dirty rags, sawdust again, some white pepper and nutmeg, smoked cream meringues


Dry, dirty rags, white pepper.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons)
Age: 1996 Vintage
ABV: 55.00
Distiller: Springbank
Bottler: Claxtons
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Campbeltown
Posted: 03/02/2019 by Tom

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